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Publisher's Summary

This enormously eccentric book takes listeners on a crazy journey with renowned gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

The Curse of Lono is to Hawaii what Fear and Loathing was to Las Vegas: the crazy tales of a journalist's "coverage" of a news event that ends up being a wild ride to the dark side of Americana. Originally published in 1983, The Curse of Lono features all of the zany, hallucinogenic wordplay for which Hunter S.Thompson became known and loved. This curious book, considered an oddity among Hunter's oeuvre, is a widely sought-after treasure.

©2005 Hunter S. Thompson (P)2014 Blackstone Audiobooks

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Hunter S Thompson is my hero!

Another gem from one of my top 3 favorite authors. Fluid, funny, and pure HST! For those unfamiliar with his non- political writings this us an excellent choice. It's got every bit of his 'journey is everything; destination not so much' madness I love about his writing. This one isn't as drug saturated as say Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but they are still there. Lotsa booze too but HST wouldn't be HST without them. God, I miss him!

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it's a fun story to listen to but it wasn't more

At first it was a fun story about a drunk and his usual suspects, but it never became more than that.

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"okay" HST

A typically HST winding story, absurdist behavior, sometimes macho or misogynist, yet terribly enjoyable. the lengths Thompson goes to tell an immediately gratifying and harsh story. too immersive to think about where any of it is going.
the reading is very good.

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HST

This is my first HST book!!! He was an interesting guy to say the least. Hillgartner did a great job telling the story.

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narrator is ok

good book, starts off slow but ends in a typical Thompson way. Narrator is ok, doesnt really fit the part but tells it well. Would def recommend the book

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OK book, but the audio doesn't feel like Thompson

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes. it is a good book if you enjoy Thompson's style.

What didn’t you like about Malcolm Hillgartner’s performance?

The delivery and inflection just felt off for a Thompson story.

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Great gonzo

Quick fun listen. Funny. Fifteen words is a dumb requirement. I don't have much to say.

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Honestly a good book and a good voice talent but hard to fallow at the end.

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Gonzo!

He's even crazier than his comic avatar in Doonesbury. Watch out for the casual racism, though.

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a good story

the story itself is reminiscent of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. with all of the usual Hunter S Thompson witticisms and linguistic artistry, however this story is lacking the poignant observations usually found in Hunter S Thompson work. the reader does not quite capture the spirit and bravado of HSTs words, and ends up reading though dictating to a classroom. the result is a lackluster effort to recreate the one-of-a-kind experience of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.